“Power of Sail” featuring Bryan Cranston opens February 17 at Geffen Playhouse

Cast announced for Geffen Playhouse West Coast Premiere of “Power of Sail”

Geffen Playhouse has announced the full cast for its West Coast premiere of “Power of Sail”, written by Paul Grellong and directed by Weyni Mengesha. The cast includes Hugo Armstrong as Frank Sullivan, Amy Brenneman  as Amy Katz, Emmy and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston  as Charles Nichols, Donna Simone Johnson as Quinn Harris, Tedra Millan as Maggie Rosen, Seth Numrich as Lucas Poole and Brandon Scott  as Baxter Forrest.

PHOTO: Rene Cervantes | South Pasadenan News | Actor Bryan Cranston stars in “Power of Sail” at Geffen Playhouse.

Distinguished Harvard professor Charles Nichols finds himself in hot water after inviting an incendiary white nationalist to speak at his annual symposium. His colleagues are concerned, his students are in revolt, but Charles is undeterred in his plot to expose and academically thrash his invited guest. This profoundly relevant new play by Paul Grellong examines the insidiousness of hate disguised as free speech and the question of who ultimately pays the price.

PHOTO: Tiziano Lugli | South Pasadenan News | Actress Amy Brenneman stars in “Power of Sail” at Geffen Playhouse.

Previews: Tuesday, February 8 – Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Opening Night: Thursday, February 17, 2022 Closing Night: Sunday, March 13, 2022. Gil Cates Theater at Geffen Playhouse 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Tickets currently priced at $30.00 – $129.00. Available by phone at 310.208.2028 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.org.

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Currently, children under six years of age will not be admitted. Proof of vaccination and masks are required – additional policy details can be found at www.geffenplayhouse.org/plan/reopening/. Rush tickets for each day’s performance are made available to the general public two hours before showtime at the box office. $35.00 General/$15.00 Student.

Through a variety of events and other opportunities, Geffen Playhouse welcomes college students to experience the live storytelling presented on our stages. We are proud of our association with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, and open our doors to all college students throughout Los Angeles. More information is available at www.geffenplayhouse.org/college.